Correspondence with Sri Aurobindo
The Complete Set
B writes that one can receive forces even unconsciously. Many people who were once hostile or had no opening to yoga had a sudden change. At the same time I've heard you say that one receives when one opens oneself – which is true?
It is more complex than that. Of course a hostile mind can be changed by a sudden experience, but the experience shows that something in him was open though not on the surface.
How to remember the Mother during work? I have tried to follow a mental rule, without success. Perhaps it is the inner consciousness that remembers while the outer is busy?
One starts by a mental effort – afterwards it is an inner consciousness that is formed which need not be always thinking of the Mother because it is always conscious of her.